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Ha Viz Collegtemte 

Volume 78, No. 14 

An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 

February 23, 2011 




Jerome Duncan '12 and Johanna 
Walker '12 break LVC records at 
the Susquehanna Indoor Open 


Page 8 

Thinking about studying abroad? 
One student provides La Vie with 
her experience 

Page 4 


An LVC class takes the plunge of 
giving up Facebook for one whole 
week. Read all about their reac- 
tions and struggles 

Page 6 






Arts & Entertainment .. 







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Relay for Life 20 11 

Paint the campus purple and the fight back against cancer 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

All last week ; you may have 
noticed several changes to the 
look of the campus. Large designs 
etched out in chalk adorned the 
walkways leading to academic 
buildings. Purple balloons hung 
on billboards, walls and railings in 
Lynch. Large posters emblazoned 
well-traveled hallways and purple 
ribbons embraced trees all over 
campus. These changes say that 
Lebanon Valley College s Relay for 
Life 201 1 is approaching quickly. 

Who did all these things around 
campus and why? Last week, vari- 
ous Relay for Life teams around 
campus competed in a scavenger 
hunt using various items that they 
had received in the Lynch lobby. 
Beginning Feb. 14, each team cap- 
tain received an e-mail from Re- 
becca Farson '12, who explained 
that each team had to perform a 
specific task around campus and 
take a picture of the result in or- 
der to receive the next clue. Thus, 
members took the supplies appro- 
priate to the task and began using 
them to "paint the campus purple" 
and raise awareness of the 2011 
Relay for Life event. By the time 
the scavenger hunt ended on Feb. 
18, it appeared as if all students 
and faculty members would no- 
tice at least one reminder of the 
big event that would be happening 
on campus in the near future. 

The American Cancer Soci- 
ety Relay for Life is an annual 
event that allows persons all over 
the world to celebrate those who 
battle or who have battled cancer, 
to remember loved ones lost to 


cancer and to dedicate themselves 
to fighting back against cancer. 
Though the specifics of Relay for 
Life tend to vary between commu- 
nities, three main events reflect the 
goals that the American Cancer 
Society wishes to achieve by hold- 
ing this event. The Survivor s Lap 
allows the cancer survivors in at- 
tendance to walk around the track 
in Arnold Sports Center in order 
to celebrate the triumph over can- 
cer and remind the various Relay 
for Life fundraising teams of the 
persons whom they are help- 
ing through their donations and 
fundraising. The Luminaria Cer- 
emony is held at night — during 
this event, each participant walks 
one lap after lighting a candle on 
which is written the name of a 
person lost to cancer. Finally, the 

participants make commitments 
to save lives by combating cancer 
during the Fight Back Ceremony. 

Relay for Life 201 1 will be held 
from 3 p.m. March 18 to 5 a.m. 
March 19 in Arnold Sports Cen- 
ter. Although the event is now less 
than a month away, you can still do 
much to help raise money for the 
American Cancer Society. You can 
go to the Relay for Life 201 1 main 
page at palvc 
and make a donation to any one 
of the 54 on-campus teams and 
260 students participating in Re- 
lay for Life. Even a small donation 
means a lot to those you help, and 
the 260 participants have already 
raised an impressive $6,924.81. If 
you would like to do fundraising 
as well, you can join one of the 
existing teams, such as Will.I.Am 


NickThrailkill '14/ LAVIE 
or the Stansonites, or form a team 
of your own. After making a $10 
donation to the event, you can 
then use your Participant Center 
to promote your cause on Face- 
book and send e-mails that ask 
for a donation to family members, 
close friends or coworkers. Finally, 
you can show your support for the 
cause by attending the event. 

There's still a month left until 
Relay for Life 2011 begins. Dur- 
ing this time, do all that you can to 
help raise awareness of the event, 
get donations towards cancer re- 
search and prevention and put for- 
ward your time, efforts and money 
to help those in need. 




2 La Vie Collegienne February 23, 2011 


Student Goverment Update: 2.21.1 1 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On Feb. 21, Student Govern- 
ment members gathered for its fifth 
meeting of the semester in order to 
discuss food service issues, parking 
in the Mary Green and Stanson lots 
on the weekend, the possible need 
for transportation to the Mens 
Basketball championship game at 
Alvernia, resident parking on Sum- 
mit Street, Internet connections 
in Derrickson Hall, cigarette trays, 
visitor parking, the Green Initiative 
Task Force, changes in the College 
Curriculum Committee personnel 
and the distribution of the Reader- 
ship Program papers. 

Vice President Mary Kent has 
talked to Greg Krikorian and Bill 
Allman about the food service 
chef who made inappropriate com- 
ments towards other food service 
employees. The food service chef 
has been warned about the conse- 
quences of his actions, and Kriko- 
rian and Allman will make sure that 
this problem will not arise again. 

Upper-class students may park 
in the lot behind Mary Green on 
the weekends; however, they are 
not allowed to park in the lot be- 
hind Stanson on weekends. Der- 
rickson A and B halls now have 
Internet connections through fi- 
beroptic cables. Fiberoptic cables 

may soon be installed in other resi- 
dential halls. 

If the Mens Basketball Team 
must travel to Alvernia University 
for the championship game, SG 
has decided to allot funds for buses 
to Alvernia if the need arises. If the 
championship game is held at Al- 
vernia, students may sign up for the 
event on Redbook. 

On Monday, several commuters 
found that resident students had 
parked their cars on Summit Street, 
leaving some commuters with- 
out their usual spaces. Some cars 
owned by residents had not been 
ticketed for parking on Summit 
Street instead of their designated 
parking areas. 

On the topic of cigarette trays 
being tipped over, Facilities is con- 
sidering bolting the cigarette trays 
down to the trash cans outside 
dorm buildings. 

Student Government members 
brought up the issue that the signs 
that tell what food is being served 
on a specific day have occasionally 
not matched the food that is served 
on that day. Members also raised 
the issue that C- Store employees 
often put too little meat on subs, 
while employees in the dining hall 
and the Underground often put 
too much meat on sandwiches. A 
solution to this problem is still in 
question. An SG member also ex- 
plained that one day last week she 

opened the small fridge in East 
Dining Hall to pour some orange 
juice only to discover that the or- 
ange juice had expired a few weeks 
before. The student suggested that 
the fridge be cleared out and re- 
filled more frequently. Members 
also raised the issue that the hot 
chocolate and cappuccino makers 
in the dining hall have not been ac- 
tive recently. 

Regarding Public Safety, visi- 
tors are allowed to park on Summit 
Street and in campus lots from 6 
p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays only if 
they are issued parking passes by 
Public Safety. Public Safety offi- 
cials also reserve the right to deny 
parking passes to certain persons 
under their discretion. 

The Green Initiative Task Force 
is planning to hold a recycling pro- 
gram for old computer parts dur- 
ing ValleyFest Weekend and is also 
considering replacing printed signs 
around campus with digital signs in 
order to reduce campus paper use. 

A change in personnel for the 
College Curriculum Committee 
has taken place. Katie Wagner will 
now take the position of Sierra 
Kalnoski. Wagner is accompanied 
by Wilkessy Payero. Members also 
brought up the issue of an uneven 
distribution of papers for the Read- 
ership Program, but a solution for 













Don't forget Applications are 
due Tuesday, March 1. 

All applications 
must be submitted to the 
Admission office at this date 
for consideration. 

For more information, please call the 
admissions office at (717) 867-6189 
or e-mail Jen Wert at 

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Emergency Assistance 

A call was received about two injured male students. 

2-16-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

A student passed out in class. 

2-17-11 | Campus 


A boyfriend refused to leave. 

2-17-11 | Campus 


A theft of road signs was reported. 

2-17-11 | Campus 

Emergency Assistance 

A student was having seizures. 

2-17-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

An iPhone was lost and later recovered. 

2-18-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

A guest of a student brought a .22 caliber rifle to campus. It was found un- 
loaded on the rear seat of a vehicle. 

2-20-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

Two calls were received about a male student sick in a restroom. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 


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& Clarifications 

In the "Student Goverment Update" of our Feb. 16 issue, we reported 
that the St. Patrick s Day fundraising t-shirt would have a rainbow on 
the back. This is incorrect; the t-shirt will have a four-leaf clover on the 
back. We apologize for any confusion. 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate 
information. To that end, we welcome and encourage notification of 
any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an 
email to lavie(3), subject line: Corrections. 

La Vie Cqllegienne February 23, 2011 3 


Give the gift of 

Katie Zwiebel '12 

Members of the Lebanon Val- 
ey Chapter of Student Pennsyl- 
vania State Education Association 
(SPSEA) have begun their annual 
:ollection of children's books in an 
effort to provide the gift of read- 
ng to children in the local area. 
SPSEA, composed of current LVC 
ducation students, is committed 
:o improvement as educators and 
provides community service to the 
:ollege, as well as children in the lo- 
:al community 

Just last year, SPSEA collected 
md donated over 800 books to 
:he Annville-Cleona School Dis- 
:rict. SPSEA vice president, Jessica 
Ferlanda '11, says, "I couldn't have 
3een happier with how the LVC 
: amily responded to our request for 

books last year, and I'm optimis- 
tic that they will respond well again 
this year." 

Book boxes for the donation 
are placed around campus. You can 
find them located in Lynch, Mund 
College Center, Chapel, Arnold 
Sports Center, Bishop Library and 
Neidig-Garber Science Center. 
Boxes will also be placed around 
the community in an effort to col- 
lect a vast amount of books to do- 
nate. Ferlanda adds, "Every book 
that you donate may end up being a 
child's first book to call their own." 

SPSEA will be collecting books 
from now until Tuesday, March 17. 
Books for donation should be suit- 
able for grades K-12 and in good 



Magician Mike Super to perform at LVC 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

On Friday, Feb. 25, magician 
Mike Super, winner of NBC's hit 
TV series Phenomenon, will per- 
form a free magic and illusion 
show in Lutz Hall in the Blair Mu- 
sic Center at 9:00 p.m. Admission 
is open to the public. 

A magician since the age of six, 
Super has reached success from 
his unique style, personality and 
new form of magic, undoubtedly 
breaking the stereotype of magi- 
cian/ Super will perform acts such 
as levitating an audience mem- 
ber and controlling the elements 
by making it snow from his bare 
hands. The audience should be 
prepared for laughter, shock and 
awe as Super performs seemingly 
unexplainable acts of magic. 

A member of the International 
Brotherhood of Magicians and 

the Society of American Magi- 
cians, Super won national rec- 
ognition on NBC's competition 
show Phenomenon in 2007. The 
show debuted on NBC in Octo- 
ber 2007 and was judged by illu- 
sionist Criss Angel and mystifier 
Uri Geller. Super has entertained 
thousands of people throughout 
his career, including celebrities 
such as Regis Philbin, Joan Riv- 
ers, Paul Reiser and Robin Leach. 
Super has also won a variety of 
awards for his magic including 
America's 2003 Entertainer of 
the Year (recognized by the read- 
ers of CA Magazine), 2004 Nov- 
elty Entertainer of the Year, 2003 
Best Performing Artist, 2003 Best 
Novelty Entertainer of the Year, 
2003 Best Male Entertainer of the 
Year, the 2002 Performing Arts 
Entertainer of the Year and the 
2001 Novelty/Live Entertainer of 
the Year. 

Performing between 175 and 

200 shows a year, Super is an ac- 
complished magician/illusionist. 
His performances are highly an- 
ticipated and guaranteed to bring 
audience members to their feet. 
In Super's own words, "You won't 
just watch the magic; you'll be a 
part of it!" 



February: A time to remember great historical leaders 

Office of Multicultural Affairs celebrates Black History Month 

Tony GorickII 

A & E Editor 

February is known as "Black 
History Month"; a time to remem- 
ber the great figures like Harriet 
Tubman, Rosa Parks, Martin Lu- 
ther King Jr. and other standout 
leaders through the years. It's a 
time to reflect on past and present 
struggles while looking ahead to- 
wards other individuals waiting to 
become the next great inspiration. 

Venus Ricks, the director of 
multicultural affairs at LVC, sat 
down to converse about the im- 
portance of the month and what 
opportunities are available for stu- 

"There is a church service fol- 
lowed by a food and fellowship 
time," she says, "where people 
can just hang out and eat." Ricks 
further explains that the Word of 
Faith Church and Ministries, a 
church from Lebanon, is coming 
to campus this coming Sunday, 
Feb. 27, at 1 1 a.m. for their service. 
A picnic will directly follow. 

"It's free and open to everyone," 
Ricks says. "Having an opportu- 
nity to experience a different type 

of excited about that." She also 
emphasizes the importance of the 
church throughout the years as an 
organization that united people 
during times of struggles. "It was 
their solace and comfort," she says. 
"It has been a huge inspiration for 
the black community." 

In addition to the upcoming 
service, there have been posters in 
Mund with prominent figures in 
black history that can be seen on 
the windows, doors and staircase. 
Also, a trip to the National Great 
Blacks in Wax Museum in Bal- 
timore was a few weeks ago and 
proved to be a successful insight 
into black history. The museum 
goes through a sequential time- 
line that starts with slave ships and 
goes all the way to the present day 
with President Obama's election. 

"You're simulating what the 
experience would have been," 
explains Ricks after being asked 
what parts of the museum were 
like. Emmett Till, President 
Obama and other black individu- 
als were vividly displayed. "You 
really do get the full picture; it was 
a very moving museum. We talked 
about what it was, and the things 
we learned from it." 

Although Black History Month 

provides a time to visit museums 
and plan church services, it also 
represents something much more. 

"I think this month is part of all 
of American history," said Ricks. 
"If you are American and born in 
this country, then this is part of 
your history too. It doesn't just 
belong to one group." She also 
put emphasis the idea that every- 
one can see this month as a part 
of their own historical fabric, no 
matter what racial background. "I 
would say that the mindset should 
be that this is all American history, 
and sometimes we separate it." 

Ricks acknowledges that get- 
ting involved in observing the 
month, or any of the heritage 
months, can be somewhat intimi- 
dating at times. 

"It's difficult when you are try- 
ing to step out of your comfort 
zone and say you have an under- 
standing and want to take action 
and do something different," she 
says. "I would challenge everyone 
to say 'How do you take it to the 
next step?'" Whether it is going to 
speakers, participating in events or 
other opportunities, there are al- 
ways options to actively engage in 
the observed content. "It's taking 
you from that internal dialogue to 

then take an action to be in a real 

Overall, Black History Month 
can be a time to capture the re- 
markable moments from those 
past and present and also pave the 
way for inevitable inspirations in 
the future. But this month is not 
the only time that individuals 
should strive towards seeing the 
diversified American landscape 
or appreciate the differences and 
unique attributes of others. It 
should only be a further remind- 
er of the necessary mindset we 
should have all the time. 

"Change doesn't happen over- 

night," Ricks concludes. "It's al- 
ways evolving. There isn't an ex- 
act science to it. People need to 
be challenged and then with that 
challenge do what they need to 
for themselves." 

Let's take Black History Month 
as a time to reflect. Yet let's also 
challenge ourselves to not aban- 
don these thoughts with the flip 
of the calendar, but instead push 
towards genuinely applying them 
to our mindsets that last through 
the rest of our years. 


apgOO 1 (a) 

Word of Faith 
Church and Ministries Service 

A part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs 
Black History Month celebrations 

Sunday, Februrary 27 at 1 1 a.m. 
in Miller Chapel 

A picnic lunch will directly follow the services. 
Contact Venus Ricks with any questions. 

4 La Vie Cqllegienne February 23, 2011 


Studying abroad: A transformational experience 

Insight on a student's semester in France 

Emily Lefin' 12 

La Vie Guest Writer 

I heard somewhere that the 
average human being makes thou- 
sands of decisions a day, ranging 
from things like whether or not to 
hit the snooze button to whether 
or not to buy that $50 pair of 
jeans. Most of these decisions 
don't make much of a difference 
in our lives in the long run. Some 
of them, however, can be more life 
altering than we could ever imag- 

About a year ago, in the spring 
semester of my sophomore year, I 
made one of these life altering de- 
cisions. Tve been a French major 
the whole time I've been at LVC, 
and I had always had the intention 
of studying abroad. But when it 
came time to fill out all the papers 
and give my deposit to the busi- 
ness office, I started having second 
thoughts. I don't know what it was 
that finally made me decide to just 
do it, but I rilled out all those pa- 
pers, paid the deposit and found 
myself standing in Newark Inter- 
national Airport on Sept. 4. 1 kept 
thinking to myself that I should' ve 

changed my major, but now that I 
lookback on it, I'm so glad I didn't. 

After a very long plane flight 
over the pond and then two con- 
necting flights, I finally arrived in 
Montpellier, France with two oth- 
er students from LVC. We were 
immediately taken into separate 
cars by our host families and taken 
on what seemed like the longest 
car ride of our lives. I spoke a little 
French to my host mother dur- 
ing our car ride, and she seemed 
impressed with my knowledge of 
the language. I got to the house, 
we had dinner, and I went straight 
to bed. Lying in bed that night, 
I started calculating how much 
money I would lose if I changed 
my flight to go back to the U.S. the 
next day. 

It took me about three weeks, 
but once I finally got adjusted to 
the time zone and a little more 
used to the culture, I finally started 
to relax enough to realize what an 
amazing place I was in. I felt like 
I was on the set of a movie every 
time I walked into the center of 
town. I was making friends with 
people from all over the world. I 
was trying new foods and expe- 
riencing new holidays and tradi- 

tions. But even with all of these 
new and exciting things happen- 
ing, I still was counting down the 
days until I could go home again. 

Then about halfway through the 
semester, I started to forget that I 
was counting down the days. Every 
once and a while, I would update 
my countdown, but whereas it had 
started as a countdown for some- 

thing to look forward to, it became 
a countdown for something I was 
dreading. I had fallen in love with 
France and the French. My host 
mother and I got really close, and 
I grew very close to the other for- 
eign exchange student in my house 
that happened to be Swedish. My 
French was improving by leaps 
and bounds, and I had never felt so 
confident and independent as I did 
during that semester. 

But unfortunately, Dec. 18 fi- 
nally arrived. It happened to also 
be my 21st birthday. It happened 
to be one of the saddest birthdays 
of my young life. As I was sitting on 
the plane ride on my way home, I 
was excited to see my friends and 
family again. But, I couldn't help 
but feel that I was leaving my new 
friends and family behind. Now 
that I've been back for a little over 
two months, I can say that I think 
I'm finally adjusted back to Ameri- 
can life and American college. I still 
talk with my host mother regularly, 
and I'm staying in contact with a lot 
of the friends that I made. 

So why am I writing this long, 
seemingly pointless story about 
my experience? Because I want to 
encourage anyone that can fit a se- 

mester abroad into their schedule 
to take the opportunity and to run 
with it. Yes, it's scary and taking 
those first few steps off the plane in 
a foreign country is petrifying. But, 
during those four months away 
from home, you suddenly begin to 
feel that you have a new home. You 
gain so much from a study abroad 
experience that you couldn't gain 
from any other choice you make 
in college. My attempt to describe 
it here is somewhat futile because 
it is nearly impossible to explain. 
It is a semester when real change 
happens in your life, and when you 
come back at the end of the se- 
mester, people can tell that you've 
grown up. When else in your life 
are you going to have the oppor- 
tunity to spend four entire months 
of your life living somewhere other 
than the United States and be able 
to fully appreciate and experience 
the culture without worrying about 
a substantial amount of responsi- 

So what's stopping you? 


eelOOl (2) 

Steps to studying abroad 

Caitlin Murphy '12 

Features Editor 

1. Talk with the Study Abroad 
Director Jill Russell: 

*Jill's email is russell(a) 
*Her office is located in Humani- 
ties 201 

2. Talk with your advisor 

*Although most study abroad pro- 
grams offer a wide range of classes, it 
would be wise to talk to your advisor 
and see which classes would be best to 
take at LVC and abroad in future and 
current semesters in order to keep you 
on track of your academic plans. 

3. Talk to your parents 

*Your parents may be very support- 
ive of studying abroad, considering the 
unique experiences you will meet. Also 
mention that studying abroad is an at- 
tractive resume booster for some em- 
ployers and can help differentiate you 
from another job applicant. 

4. Go online and research pro- 

gram opportunities 

*Go online to and 
click Offices tab. Under this section 
click Study Abroad and from there 
you will be taken to the Study Abroad 
home page. On the left panel you will 
see plenty of programs. Click on one 
and begin looking through the photo- 
graphs and information of dates, trips, 

5. Go to an Info Session and talk 
with peers 

*Look for flyers around campus 
and watch for banner ads for info 
session announcements. Each study 
abroad location will hold an hour long 
info session, usually during common 
hour, to explain the details of the op- 
portunity. Students who have studied 
abroad will usually attend to answer 
questions and provide student insight. 

6. Get a passport 

*If you don't have a passport con- 
sider applying for one. For more in- 
formation, speak with Jill Russell or 
go to 

7. Fill out an application 

*Filling out an application is easy. 
You can always change your mind 
later. You can pick up an application 
in the Study Abroad Office or down- 
load one from the study abroad web- 

8. Put money away each month 
for spending and airfare expens- 

*If you plan ahead, you can save 
more money. Once you get abroad 
you may decide to go on extended 
weekend or break trips to other 

9. Pay program expenses 

* With a few exceptions, LVC al- 
lows you to retain your institutional 
scholarships (Vickroy, Leadership, 
Achievement), grants and loans to 
pay for the study abroad semester. 
You can afford this with the right 

10. Get ready for the time of 
your life! 

r ___________ n 

iHave you ever felf like you are in a situation that is 
in violation of the code that you agreed to when you 
|came to LVC? 

|Are you the victim of abuse based on age, religion, 
race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability? 

If you answered yes to these questions please bring 
lyour concerns to the: 

' LVC Bias Response Team 

iWe are a team of students and faculty that is dedi- 
cated to hearing about these problems and reporting 
Them directly to the President of the College. 

tor more information about us and to meet our 
[members, please see the following site: 




La Vie Collegienne February 23, 2011 5 


Anything Goes amusingly delightful 

With a solid cast and a talented pit orchestra, Wig and Buckle brings another brilliant musical to the stage 

Justin Roth '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

"It s delightful, its delicious, its 
de-lovely," are not only still stuck 
in my head after watching Wig and 
Buckles latest musical, Anything 
Goes, but it perfectly describes 
the cast and crew aboard the S.S. 

Anything Goes is a love story 
between Billy Crocker, the assis- 
tant to a Wall Street banker, played 
by Joe Chubb '14, and Hope Har- 
court, the American debutante, 
played by Laura Gingerich '13. 
However, Harcourt is engaged to 
Evelyn Oakley, played by Eric Man- 
silla '12, the wealthy Englishman. 
With the help of Reno Sweeney 
(Morgan Brady Tl), the vivacious 
ex- evangelist now club performer, 
and the not-so-notorious gangster 
Moonface Martin (Dan Thomas 
'll), Crocker follows Miss Har- 
court onto the S.S. American to try 
to win her back. 

The actors in this show brought 

this show together, especially 
Moonface Martin, otherwise 
known as Public Enemy Number 
Thirteen. Thomas brought humor 
to this character. 

A n 
other ac 
tor that 
put on 
an excep- 
tional per- 
was Man- 
silla, who 
played Ev- 
elyn Oak- 
ley. Not only 
did he put on 
an amazing 
in the "Gypsy 
in Me" perfor- 
mance, he also choreographed his 
own act brilliantly. 

Of course, the men of this 
show would be nothing without 
the women. Their parts were spec- 
tacular. One actress in particular 
stood out, Brady, who played Reno 

Sweeney. Brady's strong vocals and 
out-there personality brought this 
character to life. ^ This leading 
lady brought ^ the 

her vocal abilities are outstanding. 
With only one solo from Diaz, she 
left the audience wanting to hear 

This musical not only dis- 
played the great actors 
of LVC but also 
some of 

wise from left, Cassie Diaz '14 
and Phil Freeman 'll banter while Eric 
Mansilla '12 and Morgan Brady '11 entangle 

audience back to this time pe- 
riod with her voice. 

Another actress that made this 
show great was Cassie Diaz '14, 
who played Bonnie, the screechy 
stereotypical sidekick to Moonface 
Martin. Not only could she make 
the men follow her every move, 

cians . 
The pit 
not only 
played "^^^^J some of the 
best music but it also pro- 
vided some humor. With interac- 
tions from the pit director, Chelsea 
Acaley '11, when some of the ac- 
tors got off track with their vocals 
and began arguing, she lead them 
back to the music. Also, right after 

the departure of the S.S. American, 
Evelyn Oakley begins to feel a little 
sea sick. Brilliantly, one of the mu- 
sicians raises an umbrella to shield 
himself from the impending vomit. 

I only have one complaint about 
my evening at Leedy Theater. And 
it's not about the show. The two 
old women sitting behind me 
that thought talking throughout 
the whole show was OK and also 
seemed to think they were above 
the cell phone rule drove me in- 
sane. Other than the distraction 
in the row behind me, the Wig and 
Buckle production was absolutely 
"de-lovely." Director Katy Raines 
'11 and her crew put on a memora- 
ble show. You may be hard pressed 
to get tickets for this weekend's 
showing, but make sure to attend. 
Also, keep checking for informa- 
tion on Wig and Buckle's upcoming 
75th Anniversary Cabaret in March 
as well as the play You Cant Take It 
With You, premiering in April. 



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bv Andrew Veirtz 

Yeah, I might have missed the 
big Minecraft craze of the past year 
but better late than never. I recently 
began playing the game, and holy 
pixilated pickaxes did I have some 
fun with it! 

Minecraft is an indie- developed 
game written in Java by Markus 
"Notch" Persson that really doesn't 
have a main gameplay goal in mind; 
the player is dropped into a random- 
ly generated world made of pixi- 
lated blocks and left to do whatever 
they want. There's a catch, though: 
There's only a certain amount of 
daylight left, and when night falls, 
the crap hits the fan. Zombies, skele- 
tons, giant spiders and creepers (ba- 
sically walking sticks of dynamite 
that explode if you get too close) 
come out to play at night. So you 
need to prepare yourself, and you do 
that by building. 

So how do you build stuff in this 

game? The answer is, WITH EV- 
ERYTHING! Every block in the 
game is destructible, and the world 
is virtually unlimited in scope in ev- 
ery direction. You can dig tunnels 
through the ground, you can chop 
down trees and you can r 
construct anything you 
can imagine with the 
blocks you get from dig- 
ging or chopping. It's like 
a massive world full of 
Legos, and you can take 
apart and reassemble lit- 
erally everything. 

But, there's even more 
depth to this game. There 
are literally hundreds of 
different types of blocks 
that make up the world: 
There are trees (wood), dirt, gravel 
(which will collapse on you if you 
aren't careful), sand, stone, coal, 
iron ore and so much more. From 
all these different materials, you can 
craft different objects and tools to 

assist you. For instance, you can craft 
pickaxes to help you mine stone or 
shovels to help you dig in the dirt 
faster. It's an incredibly expansive 
system that allows the player to 
make basically anything they can 

dream up. 

Really though, the best aspect of 
Minecraft is exploring the world. The 
world is generated randomly, but it is 
done so in an extremely convincing 
way. Every world is completely dif- 

ferent than the others, and the land- 
scapes are always interesting to ex- 
plore. When you're strolling along, 
you might see a gigantic mountain in 
the distance and then see a tiny cave 
opening near the bottom. Upon en- 
I tering the cave, you might 
discover an extensive cave 
system that might run miles 
below the earth, complete 
with all kinds of interest- 
ing things to mine, rivers of 
water and lava (which flow 
convincingly, by the way) 
or even monsters lurking 
in the darkness. You never 
know what you'll find in 
Minecraft' s landscape, and 
it's always fascinating to ex- 

Minecraft is really a game that will 
appeal to your creativity. Sure, the 
basic game play necessitates that you 
build a shelter to survive the mobs of 
undead that stalk the night, but the 
best part of this game is being able to 

build anything and everything you 
can imagine, whether that be a little 
log cabin in the woods or a massive 
multi-tiered castle with an elaborate 
dungeon underneath; it's all at your 
fingertips. Just look up Minecraft on 
YouTube and you can see the kind of 
absolutely ridiculous things players 
have been able to build in the game. 

Minecraft is still in the beta stage, 
so the final version is still forthcom- 
ing. The game is available at www. for about $20, which 
is half of the projected retail price 
of the final version when it will be 
released. Buying the game now also 
nets you the full version, so it's a 
steal! If you ever played with Legos 
as a kid, Minecraft may be your 
dream game. If you haven't already, 
just go and get the game now; you 
will not regret it. 

For video game questions or to sug- 
gest possible column discussion topics, 
you can e-mail Andrew at aovOOl (a) 

6 La Vie Collegienne February 23, 2011 


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Katie & Alyssa 

Q Can you imagine life without Facebook? 

From 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13 to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, Professor Bob Vucic s English 140: Introduction to 
Mass Communications class abstained from Facebook. After watching The Social Network in class and learning about a class 
at Harrisburg University where students also went cold-turkey' from Facebook, LVC s English 140 class decided to conduct 
their own experiment where they would stay off of Facebook for an entire week. The purpose was to find out how addictive 
Facebook is and if they would think differently without it. Here are their stories: 
"I have never been on Facebook so I had to 
go on for the first time. Main thing I figured was, 
Facebook does seem entertaining but mostly for 
people who have a lot of friends and not as easy 
for people who don t. You have to stick with it 
for a while and really try to look through it if you 
want to find people to talk to. Can t really say its 
my thing ; still not a huge fan but its okay I sup- 

Cody Holt '13 
English Major 

"I realized how bad my addiction was within 
the first 12 hours of being off Facebook. It didn't 
help that I have the Facebook application on my 
iPhone so it was very accessible to quick sign on 
and check my Facebook. I cheated countless 
times by signing on for a few minutes each ses- 

Brooke Sheffy' 12 
Business Administration Major 

"I think Facebook is a really great tool for 
keeping in touch with people, so going off of it 
for a week has been pretty tough. It's so much a 
part of my daily routine that I've had to be really 
careful when I get online, just to make sure that 
I don't log on. I haven't really cheated, but we'll 
see how the rest of the week goes!" 

Erin Rider '14 
Undeclared/ Open Major 

"It's really weird being off Facebook for such 
a long time. It is such a normal part of my life 
now with Facebook being on cellphones, ipads 
and other such devices. This makes it hard to 
keep off Facebook for even a week." 

Michael Connolly '14 
History Major 

"I feel really out of the loop as to what's go- 
ing on with my friends and their lives, which I 
don't like. I never realized how much I depend 
on Facebook for social interaction. I don't know 
if that's a good or bad thing." 

Lindsay Henry '14 
English Major 

Top row left: Taylor Baldwin, Brooke Sheffy and Me- 
lissa Zellner. 

Next row from left: Erica Ameigh, Lindsay Henry, 
Ashlyn Dininni and Megan Harris. 
Next row from left: Sean Foley, Cody Holt and 
Michael Connolly 

Not pictured: Erin Rider 

"So a week without Facebook is extremely 
hard. Whenever I have free time or am bored, I 
find myself going to the site before I remember 
that I'm not supposed to. It has been difficult, 
friends will text me and ask why I didn't re- 
spond to their messages and I have to explain 
all over again about how I'm not going to be 
online for the rest of the week. They just didn't 
understand why I would do something like 
this. Not using Facebook is seen as unnatural 
to our generation." 

Erica Ameigh '13 
Spanish and American Studies Major 


Compiled by 

"Leaving Facebook hasn't necessarily been 
difficult for me, but it has definitely been a nui- 
sance. It has inconvenienced friends as well, and 
they now have to ask me for my e-mail address to 
communicate with me on the internet." 

Taylor Baldwin '11 
Music Business Major 

"During my week of no Facebook I felt that I 
was almost disconnected from the social world. 
I cheated one time and felt extremely guilty for 
not being able to go simply a week without the 
addicting social networking site." 

Ashlyn Dininni '13 
English Major 

"After not being on Facebook this entire week, 
I've realized how much it is part of my daily routine. 
When going on the internet I sometimes find my- 
self typing www.fa simply out of habit. The begin- 
ning of the week was tough, but it is getting easier 
now. Keeping busy keeps me distracted. I will be 
happy when Monday rolls around though." 

Megan Harris '14 
History Communications Major 

"A week without Facebook has actually been a 
challenge. One would think that Facebook wasn't 
such a big part of your life but in reality it is. I, 
myself, have spent countless hours on Facebook 
wasting time where I could potentially be study- 
ing but now without Facebook my studying time 
is at an all time high. After this experiment I be- 
lieve that I will not waste as much time on Face- 
book and devout my time to my studies more." 

Sean Foley '13 

History Major 

"This experiment has proved to me how de- 
pendent we have become to technology. Face- 
book is a regular part of my life-I go on before 
and after class, and that is how I often communi- 
cate with my friends and family. The idea of be- 
ing off Facebook for a week has been much more 
imposing that I ever thought (or would like to 
admit) it would be." 

Missy Zellner '13 
History Communications and History Major 

La Vie Cqllegienne February 23, 2011 7 

Women's Basketball 

@ Elizabethtown, 2/15: W 62-53 
vs. Alvemia, 2/19: W 87-34 
(Senior Day) 

Men's Basketball 

@ Elizabethtown, 2/15: W 74-55 
vs. Alvemia, 2/19: W 64-62 OT 
(Hot Dog Frank Day) 

Men's and Women's Track 

@ Susquehanna Indoor 
Feb. 19: See 

Todd Goclowski 
Women's Basketball 

Todd Go- 
clowski was 
named the 
coach of the 
year in his 
fifth year at 
LVC. In the 
past three 
seasons, the 
Lady Dutch- 
men have 
gone 64-18, not including their 
23-2 record this season, 13-1 in 
the Commonwealth Conference. 

Brad McAlester 
Men's Basketball 


the coach 
of the 
year as 
the Dutch- 
men went 
19-6 this 
10-4 in 

the Commonwealth Conference in 
his 17th season at LVC. His 
record over the years is 274-179, 
marking his winning percentage 
to-date at nearly 60%. 


Wednesday, 2/23 
Women's Basketball 

vs. Alvernia, 6 p.m. 

Men's Basketball 

vs. Alvernia, 8 p.m. 

Saturday, 2/26 

Men's Track 

@ MAC Indoor Championships, 
9 a.m. 

Women's Track 

@ MAC Indoor Championships, 
9 a.m. 

Women's Basketball 

to be announced 

Women's hoops finish 23-2 

Sherae Jones '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The Women's Basketball Team 
concluded their regular season 
with two consecutive wins. The 
team took on Elizabethtown Col- 
lege and Alvernia University in 
both wins. 

At E-town, the Dutchmen 
battled in a competitive matchup 
with the Blue Jays, defeating them 
62-53. Senior Andrea Hoover had 
a team-high 20 points and six as- 
sists. Sophomores Tierney Hiltz 
and Liz Borgia added 11 and 10 
points also in the win. 

On Saturday the team hosted 
Alvernia University. The team 
also honored its three seniors, 
Hoover, Eryn Schultz and Suzie 
Noyes. A strong defensive effort 
led the team to an 87-34 victory 
over the Crusaders. Sophomore 
Renee Fritz led all scorers with a 
career-high 25 points. Fritz also 
had five rebounds and two blocks 
in the win. Other top scorers for 
the Dutchman included Caitlin 


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Bach '14 (14 points), Hoover (12 
points, 10 assists) and Hiltz (ll 

The team concluded their regu- 
lar season with a record of 23-2, 
13-1. As the No. 1 seed in the 
Commonwealth Conference. 

On Feb. 22, the CC awards 
were announced, were Hoover 
was named Player of the Year hon- 
ors for the second year in a row, 
freshman Lauren Ruhl was named 

Photo courtesy of 
Rookie of the Year and coach Todd 
Golowski earned Coach of the 
Year accolades. Suzie Noyes and 
Hoover also were named first team 
all-conference for the second sea- 
son in a row. 

The team will host Alvernia 
University on Wednesday, Feb. 23 
in the Commonwealth Confer- 
ence Semi-Final at 6 p.m. Come 



Mens basketball records 10 straight wins 

Lauren Scott '12 

Sports Editor 

Is anything sweeter than an 
overtime win? How about an over- 
time, three-pointer buzzerb eater 
victory against a Commonwealth 
Conference team? The Dutchmen, 
with thanks to senior Anthony 
Trautman, did just that as LVC de- 
feated Alvernia 64-62 on Saturday 
Feb. 19. 

The win brought the Dutchmen 
to ten straight victories and CC 
match-ups lead the No. 2 Dutch- 
men to their next rival, No. 3 seed 
Widener, at the Arnold Sports 
Center on Wednesday at 8 p.m. 
Leading the Conference, Alvernia 
will face No. 4 seed Messiah. 

Trautman had a career-high 
36-point game on senior day, 
bringing his average to 27 points 
per game in the last ten victories. 

Junior Joe Meehan added 12 
points to the mix while sopho- 
more Danny Brooks sunk 10. 

The Valley led by as much as 
11 points in the second half, but 
Alvernia's Christopher Davis 
knocked in multiple threes, cutting 

the lead to 42-39. With less than 
four minutes to go in the period, 
Alvernia clenched a three-point 
lead until back-and-forth action 
lead to overtime. 

In overtime, Trautman scored 
seven out of LVC's eight points 
and were behind with 1.1 seconds 
remaining when they were forced 
to call time out. 

In an amazing effort after the 

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time out, Jordan Stewart '12 
connected with Trautman, who 
knocked in the three-pointer to 
win the game. 

The victory took the Flying 
Dutchmen to 19-6 overall and 
10-4 in the Commonwealth Con- 

On Monday, Feb. 21, Trautman 
was named the Commonwealth 
Conference Player of the Year and 

Photos courtesy of 

to ok first- team all- Commonwealth 
in the league's year- end awards, an 
honor which was also granted to 
junior Joe Meehan. Both men lead 
the CC in scoring. Leader of the 
pack, coach Brad McAlester, was 
named the coach of the year for 
the second time, his first being in 
his rookie season in 1994-95. 



Record-breaking performances for track and field 

Jerome Duncan and Johanna Walker best school records in hurdles 

Lauren Scott '12 

Sports Editor 

On Wednesday^ Feb. 16 the 
USTFCCCA regional rankings 
were announced for track and 
field and standings for both the 
mens and women's team proved 

The mens team moved from 
No. 1 1 to No. 9 in the Mid-East, 
while the women's team climbed 
six places to No. 11. 

Individual rankings were also 
set as Jenn Cronin '1 1 places 21st 
in the nation with a 5:06.41 mile 
while classmate Zach Bleiler 
took 27th nationally in his 55-1 1 
l A weight throw toss. 

On Feb. 19 the team compet- 
ed in the Susquehanna Indoor 
Open and Dickinson DuCha- 
rme Invite where juniors Jerome 
Duncan and Johanna Walker set 
school records in the 55-meter 
hurdles, and the women's dis- 
tance medley relay qualified for 
the ECAC Championships. 

Photos courtesy 

Hopping Hurdles Juniors Jerome Duncan and Johanna Walker both set LVC records in the 55-hurdles at the Susquehanna Indoor Open. Duncan ran a 7.88, besting a 7.92 
record set in 2003 while Walker beat her own record , going from 8.74 to 8.72 

Duncan broke Jordan New- 
ell's 2003 7.92 time by finish- 
ing in 7.88, while Walker beat 
her own record by .02 seconds, 
marking her at 8.72. 

The women's distance med- 
ley relay of Cynthia Adams '14, 
Alisha Farrell '13, Tiff Frederick 
'12 and Cronin turned in the 
second-fastest in school his- 

tory while marking their time at 

Sophomore Cassandra Wal- 
len won the pole vault at 9-6. 

Senior Justin Lee placed third 
in the men's triple jump, marking 

For the second straight week, 
Bleiler threw over 55 feet at 55- 
7.5, placing him in second in the 

weight throw. 

Mike Weir cleared a 13-5.25 
in the men's pole vault, awarding 
him fourth in the event. 

Freshman Joe Miller finished 
fourth in the men's high jump at 

The women placed third in 
the 4x200 relay with a 1:50.98 
time while the men took second 

with a time of 1:35.28. 

Next, the team competes in 
the MAC Indoor Champion- 
ships at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 



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